Saturday, November 28, 2015

What's in Your Cart Linky

Tonight I’m linking up with Jenna over at Speech Room News for her What’s in Your Cart Linky. Jenna hosts this linky party prior to each TpT sale. So that means, yes, you know it, there is a big sale coming! 


Here are some products from my store that will help you as an SLP and produce results in therapy with your students.

First is HOT off the presses TONIGHT…my Artic Pix – R, S and L. I was tired of my articulation card decks, so I made new ones. These are a selection of REAL photos and they POP! No odd word choices or strange vocabulary here. These are all commonly used words and each deck features 24 photos of each phoneme in EACH of the following: initial, medial and final positions of words. That is a total of 72 cards for EACH sound. My kids ASK for these cards! Yours will too!


Next up is a selection from my Cycles packets-Final Consonant Deletion (FCD). This packet is meant for students who omit the final sound in CVC words. I have provided basic instructions, word lists, instructional cards and activities. My students especially love the Do-A-Dot pages. You can send those home for homework—which I believe is an important part of the therapy process.


Last, is a holiday packet-the first I made for my Awesome Articulation Worksheet series-Oh Christmas Tree! This is a NO PREP, print and GO set of worksheets featuring MANY speech sounds-including early developing sounds and blends. Go grab it You won’t be sorry!


Here are my recommendations:



Happy Shopping!



Sunday, November 22, 2015

Gobble Up Holiday Goodies!

Hooray--it’s THAT time of year again—holiday time! It can never get here fast enough, yet it is over all too quickly. Do I sound like a kid? Yep. That’s a good thing-IMHO! Today, this "kid" is linking up with the Frenzied SLPs for a linky party to talk about the holidays! 





What do you enjoy most about the holidays? For many, a major part of the celebration involves music. Our interfaith choir begins rehearsing for our Christmas program mid-October. There is nothing that gets me in the mood for the holidays more than singing Christmas music. But wait, this is not your typical set of holiday carols. It is a Cantata! What the heck is a cantata? Straight outta the dictionary: Cantata: a medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra. Yes, that is what we are doing. Can you guess what the narrative is about? Yep--Christ’s birth. Every year our interfaith choir presents a cantata and this year our fabulous director is going to push the envelope a bit by adding several other stand-alone pieces. Our program, which is usually about 45 minutes, will be double that this year. And we are doing four performances around the county. I can’t wait-but will my voice hold out? IDK! In the meantime, today, I arrived at school singing.  There is nothing like music to put you in a good mood! Wait, I was already in a good mood! Do you want to hear a sample? If you want to hear a choral group performing the uplifting "Joy on The Mountain" from this cantata, click the image below--disclaimer: this is NOT the group I'm in-we sing this at a faster pace, but I LOVE this orchestra! 


Speaking of school, working for the school system is fun during the holidays, too—regardless of your background. It’s all about fellowship and thinking of others. If you need materials for the Christmas season, you need to check out the Gifts of Gab catalog put together by The Activity Tailor-Kim Lewis and Speech Room News-Jenna Rayburn. Click the picture below. 



Do you work with middle- and high school students? Here is a Chistmas-themed packet for YOU! Social Scenarios, Christmas Fun Facts, Christmas Idioms, Christmas Sayings, Antonyms, Synonyms-just to name a few! Go and check it out!


Here is a Christmas-themed FREEBIE for you! NO PREP for the FRENZIED SLP! Click the picture below.


Lastly, I would like to wish you Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas, Feliz Navidad, God Jul, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or simply Glad Tidings! Remember, it is all about the spirit in which the greeting is given!

Tracy



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Speechie Freebies

Do you need a quick activity for Thanksgiving to use with your students? Thanksgiving Print ‘n’ Play is a NO PREP packet with black-ink only game boards for you and your students. Take a look!




You can pick these up in my store, just click the picture below. 



Happy Thanksgiving!

Tracy

GoldCountrySLP©


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Thankful and Grateful Blog Hop


The Frenzied SLPs are taking a break from our regularly scheduled linky party to bring you a scavenger-hunt style blog hop where we will share our thankful and grateful stories while inviting you to participate in our giveaway. Three lucky winners will be chosen to each receive a $10 Teachers Pay Teachers gift card and a $10 Starbucks gift card. We hope everyone will join in the fun!

Here is how you can participate:

1. Read each Thankful and Grateful post from The Frenzied SLPs! 
2. Collect the character at the bottom of each post. Don't forget to write down the characters in order to reveal the secret phrase. 
3. Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of any post by entering the phrase. 
4. Visit The Frenzied SLPs Facebook Page for an extra entry. 
5. Three winners will be chosen after the rafflecopter closes on 11/13/2015.

What are you thankful for? For me, it is the small things. Well, maybe the things I'm thinking of aren't so small after all.  

What comes to mind first? Good health! Don't take it for granted! Maintaining good health takes effort. A lot of effort, but it is worth it. Every time I get on my elliptical trainer, I tell myself I'm fighting Alzheimer's. It's true.



Secondly, I'm thankful and grateful to have wonderful co-workers and students everywhere I go. Having a bad day? While it doesn't happen too often to me, all I need is for a student who needs me to walk in my door and I forget whatever stress is going on. It is hard to be stressed when you are focused on others!! 


Lastly, I'm thankful and grateful for family and friends--and that includes furry friends! It's no secret that caring for and loving a fur baby can lower blood pressure and boost endorphins!  Here is my fur baby.....




Wait...there is one more!  I am VERY THANKFUL FOR rain, Rain, RAIN here in the GoldCountry!!!!! 




Thank you again for you reading my post and participating in our blog hop! Please write down the letter below. I am the ninth letter/blog in the hop. Once you discover the completed phrase, enter the giveaway at the end of this post! 





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